Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Partner Dubai, United Arab Emirates


  • Qualified in Hong Kong in 1992
  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1991
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1985


  • Dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and ADR)
  • Project advice
  • Contract/policy interpretation and drafting
  • "Kennedys has made a distinct impression on the UAE market since launching a Dubai office in 2006. Better recognised for its contentious work, it has represented a series of major contractors on significant disputes relating to key developments in Dubai and the region. Having appeared in a range of dispute resolution forums in the vicinity including DIAC, it is now a formidable name in the UAE construction sector." - Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2009/2010)


  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Society of Construction Law (Hong Kong)

Market recognition

  • A Recommended Lawyer for ‘Dispute resolution (Dubai)’
    The Legal 500 EMEA, 2016
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Dubai)'
    The Legal 500 EMEA, 2015
  • Individual Winner for 'Insurance (UAE)'
    Client Choice Awards, 2014

Work highlights

  • Chek Lap Kok Airfield tunnels (litigation)
  • Tsing Ma Bridge (adjudication)
  • ADB headquarters building, Manila, PRP (ICC arbitration)
  • Chek Lap Kok main passenger terminal building (project advice/mediation)
  • Parkview Development (domestic arbitration)
  • “The Balder” FPU (insurance dispute)


  • Global Claims at the Crossroads (1995) 11 Const. L.J. 15
  • Hong Kong’s New Airport and the Resolution of Disputes (1995) 25 HKLJ 363
  • (Listed in) Who’s Who of the Law (Hong Kong) 1998 – 2000, 2004


Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017